A Place for Cafe Refugees and Others Like Them

Following in the proven footsteps of Wall Street the Pentagon and the defense establishment are ripping off taxpayers in similarly creative ways with similar results.

I’m not exactly sure just when it was we abandoned our here-to-fore held notions of right and wrong and our social adherence to ethical conduct. Suffice it to say they’ve thoroughly vanished from our national lexicon of propriety. I’m even less certain what to call what has replaced those. That is, I know what I feel, but in spite of the richness of our language words fail in phrasing this with any exactitude. Much has been written about this by writers with far greater skill than myself but the desired awakening of the American people has yet to materialize.

With that off my chest take a look at this little quiz and please be honest with your score. This is an exceedingly hard quiz, after all.

http://www.alternet.org/story/148179/so_you_think_know_about_the_american_empire_–_11_questions_to_test_your_knowledge/?page=entire

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Comments on: "Making a Mockery of Democracy – One Bullet at a Time" (6)

  1. Well, consider me a gun-totin’ mercenary. I got 7 answers right. Trouble is, I didn’t like the answers I got right, because they go against everything I believe in, but the cynic in me is far smarter than the peace activist in me. Very sad.

    Thanks for the link, TPC….I think.

    • It’s good to be a cynic.

      I dearly long for the sixties though and some peace activists. We sure could use some.

      Problem is they’ve changed the rules since back then. Now we kill as many as the righties and neocons please and everybody cheers. As you can see they’re gearing up to stay there forever and do just that. There’ll be a price for this. Sickos.

  2. Talk about the Military Industrial Complex.

    More generals than all the members of al Qaida?

    Fascinating link to be sure.

  3. Way too easy – just choose the most ridiculous answer and it turns out to be the right answer.

  4. Gees….I got all 11 right inclueding the “hot air” one. My former commander would be proud of me. He used to stick me on the phone to argue with the Pentigon, with why they couldn’t have the assets(equipment) that they imagined we had here in Florida.

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